David M. LaPorta, DPM
Location and Office HoursShore Gastroenterology Associates
60 SR 36 Ste A
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
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- Health Net
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- Jersey Shore University Medical Center
- Monmouth Medical Center
- Riverview Medical Center
Are my shoes causing foot problems?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredMany women suffer from wearing tight shoes and tall heels. They don't realize that bad shoes can hurt your health. Watch this video as Dr. Oz explains how ill-fitting shoes can cause pain and deform your feet.
How is os trigonum syndrome treated?
Pain relief from os trigonum syndrome is often achieved through rest, immobilization and anti-inflammatory medicines. In some people, however, surgery may be required to remove the os trigonum, as this extra bone is not necessary for normal foot function.
What exercises can help after Achilles tendon repair?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
Most importantly the physician that performed the repair must give the go-ahead for exercise of any kind following a repair of the achilles tendon. The musculature of the posterior lower leg is very strong and can generate an extreme amount of force. Insuring that the healing process is complete is critical. Following the release of the physician, the most important initial goal is a pain free range of motion so flexibility of the gastroc/soleus complex is prescribed but needs to be monitored by the appropriate certified and licensed health care professional. Following range of motion work then strengthening the gastroc/soleus complex is necessary but also in direct supervision so that a failure of the repair doesn’t happen.
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